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officer in every school in america. that would require hiring at least 132,133 new police officers. now just based on the median salary for police officers in america, that would cost $6.7 billion a year. there is not a town or city or state in america that has extra money lying around today to hire extra police officers. if $6.7 billion had to be raised from new taxes, then, of course, grover norquist would use all of his powers to oppose those taxes. grover norquist, who is, of course, a member of the board of the national rifle association. so the ceo of the nra took to a microphone in washington today to suggest a solution to the massacres of children in our schools and the solution is something he and his friends would not be willing to pay for. and he and his friends would attack any politician who attempted to pay for it. he reached for a variety of ways to make his point. >> we care about our money. so we protect our banks with armed guards. >> i don't know about you, but i cannot remember the last time i was in a bank that had an armed guard. all banks had them when i was a kid
of america. chuck todd is nbc's chief white house correspondent and political director, and chris cillizza is managing editor of postpolitics.com. gentlemen, i know we all saw this. this is what we used to call the topic sentence. i think this was the most telling, action-oriented piece of what the president said last night up in connecticut. let's listen to it now. >> in the coming weeks, i will use whatever power this office holds to engage my fellow citizens from law enforcement to mental health professionals to parents and educators in an effort aimed at preventing more tragedies like this. because what choice do we have? we can't accept events like this as routine. are we really prepared to say that we're powerless in the face of such carnage? that the politics are too hard? are we prepared to say that such violence visited on our children year after year after year is somehow the price of our freedom? >> chuck todd, you know, gun control was probably not in many politicians' songbook going into this coming year, but now it is. reality, reality checks, reality bites. do you think the
bragging about them. they post signs advertising them. in doing so they tell every insane killer in america that schools are the safest place to inflict maximum mayhem with minimum risk. however our nation's priorities gotten so far out of order? think about it. we care about our money, so we protect our banks with armed guards. american airports, office buildings, power plants, courthouses, even sports stadiums are all protected by armed security. we care about our president so we protect him with armed secret service agents. members of congress work in offices surrounded by capitol police officers. yet when it comes to our most beloved, innocent, and vulnerable members of the american family, our children, we as a society leave them every day utterly defenseless. the monsters and the predators of the world know it and exploit it. that must change now. the truth is -- >> nra, stop killing our children. it is the nra killing our children. not armed -- not armed teachers. we have to end the violence. we have to stop the killing. stop the killing in our schools. stop the killing in our homes.
and to that point you talk about guns as an infectious disease in america. we have 300 million guns in america. almost one per citizen. is the disease too far in to the body to really do something? we have senator feinstein talking about banning assault weapons and can't talk about retroactively banning. we can only talk about going forward. are there too many guns for america to be able to go back? >> i don't really think so at all. we can make a big dent. i can talk about where i'm from which is massachusetts and we have sensible gun control laws and it's very hard for criminals in massachusetts to get guns from massachusetts and so what they have to do is somebody brings guns in to them from new hampshire and vermont and then south carolina up the iron pipeline. we would do very well in massachusetts if we had a one gun per month law nationally to make it so it's not profitable to bring guns in to the inner city gangs. i think there's lots of things to do. and i just want to mention one thing which gun owners can do. we are trying to push this notion of the 11th commandment of gun safety an
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spent $16 billion in three weeks. but america was not going to disappear. it was -- there was panic, no question about it. and we were -- the dominos were toppling and everything, but america wasn't going to go away. >> you had confidence in america. >> sure. >> i remember mika and i went over, i forget where it was, but we went over to host an event, a roundtable, simpson/bowles, and as we were walking in, one person after another, they were all talking about you, and not about how you were brilliant or how you were rich. they all talked about the confidence you had in america, while everybody else is talking about a rise in china, everybody else was talking about how we were collapsing, they said, you should have heard what warren buffett said. the guy is more bullish on america than ever before. why is that? >> how could you be otherwise? we've come through a civil war, two world wars, the great depression, you name it. and this country works. just look where we were in 1776 and where we are now. >> i here the president talking about moving the top tax rate up to 39.6%. and i'm j
because this is the united states of america. >> it's chaos, joe. you're seeing this out right bedlam, as the congress is saying americans have talked about dysfunction. this is dysfunction with steroids. and they're acting as if we can't count. the only way you can bring the taxes to the millionaires, really, basically, saying 900 people -- people that make $900,000 a year can keep their tax deductions or their tax breaks, you're going to have to take that from the middle class. you wrote about that today. break down what this really will be in terms of make iing the mie class have to pay out of their pocket. >> it's just a complete shachl. thank god we have representative cleveland here to enlighten us. it means it can't be understood. john boehner is looking out for john boehner and looking out for his job. he does not at this moment have the votes. we're going through this sham to protect the rich. i do think that they were trying to do something tricky and look like, okay, maybe we sort of got that americans would like to see the rich pay a little bit more in taxzs so we'll do th
a bygone america who doesn't have anything to say to the voters who are going to make up our winning margin, but just to wrap that big thing back around, the 47%, romney did more -- all that have damage had been done by how obama team painted him. and then romney came out -- >> and then romney talked. >> with his own words, revealed in september, seemingly and vividly confirming in his own words through his own mouth caught on videotape, all of the worst stereotypes and kas caricatures. >> jonathan capehart, i mean, 47% we focus on that, we forget this is a guy that gets -- the greatest hits for democratic ad makers. i like firing people. do you remember that one? ten others just like that. he won a big victory in florida and the next morning go on a cable news show and say something equally shocking. >> i'm not concerned about the very poor. >> i'm not concerned about the very poor. >> yeah. for me, the 47% video was so -- i mean, it was shocking in its brutal honesty but also how he was able to deride half the country. literally half the kcountry he said, well, i don't have to worry about
a burst of wildberry flavor. now why make a flavored heartburn pill? because this is america. and we don't just make things you want, we make things you didn't even know you wanted. like a spoon fork. spray cheese. and jeans made out of sweatpants. so grab yourself some new prilosec otc wildberry. [ male announcer ] one pill each morning. 24 hours. zero heartburn. satisfaction guaranteed or your money back. >>> nobody can get 100% of what they want and this is not simply a contest in terms of parties in terms of who looks good who doesn't. there are real world consequences to what we do here. >> after that the president moved to hawaii and that's where he is today. the congress is back home for the holidays and you have the fiscal cliff, that's still looming and as they call for armed guards in all of the nation's schools we'll talk to kasim reed, mayor of atlanta and one of the people around the country who say we need fewer gun, not more. >>> as millions travel home for the holidays, stay tuned for that. good day. i'm richard lui at the top of the hour and just two days to go before th
of grain ♪ ♪ for purple mountains majesty ♪ above the fruited plain america america god shed his grace on thee ♪ ♪ and crown thy good >> our gaggle here was almost unanimous in naming that ad as one of the most memorable and effective ads of the 2012 campaign. that's saying something in a race where nearly a billion dollars was spent on advertising alone in the presidential race. it's tough to stand out. we're all back, what was interesting here, kevin and stephanie, is both of you picked that ad as the most effective and both of you on the democratic side, and you both picked the most effective ad on the republican side. here it is. >> he tried, you tried. it's okay to make a change. >> so, i thought that was interesting. it's almost like you're respecting the other's work. kevin, you picked the america the beautiful. what -- >> i remember when that ad came out, it was previewed on a saturday morning, and we were both on "face the nation," and the first time i saw it, we were on air. i remember while it was playing, i was thinking, that is a very good ad. it's oftentimes we use th
america up. and we're looking at this issue now, and we want action. >> okay, thank you so much, chief johnson. larry johnson, thank you, sir, for joining us as well, and thank you cliff van zandt. and chris jansing, my colleague at msnbc. that's "hardball" for now. thanks for being with us. "the ed show" with ed schultz picks up msnbc's continuing coverage of the sandy hook elementary school shooting right now. >>> good evening, americans, and welcome to "the ed show" from new york. there are tragedies in life that shake our souls and break our hearts. today the nation experienced one of those tragedies. every american will struggle to come to grips with what happened today in a small community in connecticut. sandy hook elementary school in the small community of about 27,000 residents was the site of a shooting rampage. at this hour we know 26 people at the school were shot and killed by a lone gunman. 20 of those deceased were children. surviving students and their parents said teachers ordered children to hide in closets. witnesses reported hearing dozens of shots, as many as 100
family in america will see their income taxes automatically go up on january 1st. i'm assuming that doesn't sound too good to you. that's sort of like the lump of coal you get for christmas. that's a scrooge christmas. >> welcome back to "the ed show." president obama will hit the road again monday bringing his message to the people of detroit. the president has asked the american people to put pressure on congress to accept a deal in fiscal cliff negotiations. the white house is pulling out all stops and cranking up the social media campaign. president obama has been encouraging supporters to tweet with the #my2k, explaining what a $2,000 tax increase would mean for them and their families. the white house reports the hash tag has appeared in over 275,000 tweets with twitter seeing more than 18,000 tweets per hour add its peak. the road show coupled with the social media campaign is unprecede unprecedented. this is the kind of effort that helped president obama win a second term. now we'll see if his grassroots army can convince republicans to do what's right by the american people. i'm
, and my feeling is no one really believes the united states of america is going to default on its debt even if it lapses. we're dealing with different things. one is real and substantive and the other is psychological. >> i really disagree. >> i know you do. >> we could have a good discussion about this if we had more time. the idea that if the debt ceiling lapses, peter, that means that we can no longer borrow from credit markets and can't finance our debt. >> we're doing most of our borrowing right now from the federal reserve. it's printing money and buying the debt. let's be honest about what's going on. >> we could not do that -- sorry. >> peter, you are outnumbered because this man right here, steve kornacki, fully believes it's a fiscal slope and he's branded that on this show many, many times. 2-1 in favor of fiscal slope to a cliff. you're wrong, sir. good night. >> that's a great way to decide it. >> just because you're a -- >> guys, what's for dinner? >> i spend a lot of time on cnbc because you're outnumbered doesn't mean you're wrong. >> good point. >> jared and peter, tha
to "the ed show" from new york. the republican plan to solve the fiscal cliff is the same one america rejected on november 6th. this is "the ed show." let's get to work. >>> flabbergasted. i said he can't be serious. >> john boehner finally puts a plan on the table. >>> and breaking news the middle class gets the shaft. richard wolffe and molly ball on the republican political theater and the white house response. >>> bob costas issues a common sense relief for gun control in the wake of the kansas city chief murder suicide story. and the right wing just explodes. >> bob costas based on the standards of our society today deserves to be fired for these remarks. bill roden and dan gross respond. >>> corporate profits break records again. we'll tell you what it means for workers. >>> just when you thought it was too early for a horse race, i'll ask michael if this was the first campaign video for decision 2016. >> good to have you with us, folks. thanks for watching. john boehner is hanging on to their ideological hats. the latest attempt to change the conversation is a plan the american
how unions have helped build not just the stronger middle class, but a stronger america. >> the president is right. it's not about economics. it is about politics. the state's republican governor, rick snyder, says he'll sign the right to work bill into law. even though he opposed this kind of anti-union push earlier this year. >> right to work is an issue that's a very devicive issue. people feel very strongly about it. so right to work is an issue that might have its time and place but i don't believe it's appropriate in michigan during 2012. >> how do you go from devicive and not appropriate to sure, i'll sign. just give me a pen? snyder has simply misled voters in michigan. this weekend, the detroit free press, a paper that endorsed snyder two years ago, read an editorial blasting his vote. calling him dishonest and grotesquely disingenuous. what's going on here? who's behind all of this? turns out it's some familiar faces. the coke brothers are up to their old tricks. these billionaires are helping to fuel the anti-union drive in michigan. the same way they did in w
urban league on the fresh bigotry of supposed post-racial america. >>> with three days left before the start of the new year, it's put up or shut up time for congressional leaders. president obama addressed reporters from the white house this evening. roughly an hour after meeting with leaders of the house and senate. >> i still want to get this done. it's the right thing to do for our families, for our businesses, and for our entire economy. but the hour for immediate action is here. it is now. >> senate leaders harry reid and mitch mcconnell were back at the capitol in no time. mcconnell gathered his members to inform them of the work that needs to be done. >> we had a good meeting down at the white house. we are engaged in discussions, the majority leader and myself and the white house, in the hopes that we can come forward, as early as sunday, and have a recommendation, that i can make to my conference and the majority leader can make to his conference, so we'll be working hard to try to see if we can get there in the next 24 hours. so i'm hopeful and optimistic. >> i'm going t
, there will be something about infrastructure because we need to improve our economy and put america forward. that's the way to create these jobs and infrastructure to get us oftf of this fiscal cliff. >> congressman steve cohen, thank you for your time tonight. >> thanks, rev. >> always good to be with you. >> still ahead, the tea party built john boehner up. and, now, they're tearing him down. how should democrats respond to the mess? the right wing has created. but, first, we're saying good-bye to the so-called war on christmas. we found a republican lawmaker who actually takes this stuff serious. stay with us. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] everyone deserves the gift of all day pain relief. this season, discover aleve. all day pain relief with just two pills. >>> with christmas just days away, i wanted to update you on one of my favorite holiday traditions. the right wing war on christmas. they've really gotten into the spirit this season. >> we are pretty much the only ones covering the so-called war on christmas. >> let's talk about the war on christmas. >> we're not nuts, are we? there is a
and taking risk, about inspiring others no matter the odds. that is what america is at its best. thanks for watching. i'm al sharpton. "hardball" starts right now. >>> obama to boehner, get serious. let's play "hardball." ♪ >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. let me start tonight with this. the republicans have their plan, and it's great news for the rich. speaker john boehner just put it out. those at the top, the 2%, are safe. your bush tax cuts are going to keep on giving. one problem, mr. boehner, you lost. that was your position before the election, and you lost. mitt romney campaigned on keeping the tax cuts for the wealthy, and he lost. and he promised to do what john boehner is doing right now, and he lost. how about some respect for the electorate? how about seeing what the 2012 presidential debate was about? obama championed tax fairness and won. republicans championed protecting that 2%, ignoring the 47% he talked about, and they lost. today boehner said he's willing to raise revenues by the same amount he agreed to back in august of 2011, the last time they
either america wins or it loses. heading off the cliff is losing and we need a persuasive frightening message for the president to see they take it. we don't need a smile from this president or an inspiring speech. we need cold awesome words of warning. we need the president to scare the dick ens out of those people. and that's "hardball" for now. thanks for being with us. "politicsnation" with al sharpton starts right now. >>> thanks, chris. and thanks to you for tuning in. tonight's lead, i will not play that game. president obama's holding all of the cards in the tax fight. the gop's on the ropes and they are ready to cave. but with all things republican, there's always a catch. that's right. speaker boehner and company are looking to hold the debt ceiling hostage again. willing to downgrade our credit rating again. willing to risk our recovery again. just to get their way on spending cuts. the only problem for them, the president is in no mood to play. >> so i want to send a very clear messageç to people here. we are not going to play that game next year. in congress
are saying to obama, we don't have a revenue problem, an. we lost the election, sean. >> yes, america, it has come to this. ann is trying to get sean to face reality. let's watch a bit more of the intervention. >> if they are going to raise taxes and buy the argument and co opt his language. >> no, they are not going to allow taxes to be raised on 98% of america. >> you sound like obama. there comes a point in time when you have to ask yourself when are they going to fight? you say they are going to put them above your principles. >> not exactly. >> they are going to lose. >> well. >> you are going to lose. >> sometimes on principle. >> what is the principle? >> the principle is we want to raise taxes on everyone? >> if they block tax hikes on as they call it on the top two income earners not the rich. then taxes go up for everyone, how is that winning. >> oh, joy read. in my wildest dreams which never include ann coulter, never, did that happen. >> no. >> as i'm watching i'm thinking there are two kinds of retreat. >> that is the bumping into the retreat. if they block tax hikes on the top t
♪ ♪ for purple mountains' majesty above the fruited plain america america god shed his grace on thee ♪ ♪ and crown thy good >> our gaggle here was almost unanimous in naming that ad one of the most memorable and effective ads in the campaign, that's saying something in a race where nearly a billion dollars was spent on television advertising alone. what was interesting here, kevin and stephanie, both of you picked that ad as the most effective. and both of you on the democratic side, you both picked the most effective ad on the republican side. >> he tried. you tried. it's okay to make a change. >> so i thought that was interesting. it's almost like you're respecting the other's work. kevin, you picked "america the beautiful." >> i remember when that ad came out. it was previewed on a sunday morning. the first time i saw it was while we were on air. i remember while it's playing, that's a very good ad. i remember, it's often times that we use a candidate's words against him. i never heard them use his singing against them. >> they used it again and again and again. i could not ta
in america happen without a background check. so what that means is in a state like virginia, it's easier for a 20-year-old like our shooter to go and buy a glock than it is a beer. >> but we have talked so much about the loopholes and the gun show loopholes. mayor michael bloomberg in new york stood on the tallest mountains that he can to scream to the world that these things exist. i lived in chicago for ten years. mayor daly at the time stood in front of podiums saying to the country that these loopholes exist. is this really news to people that someone can skirt around the procedure and easily acquire these assault weapons in this country? >> i think it is news. >> why then is that news? >> i think it is news because for 25 years i talked to common, every day americans and they didn't understand this to be a fact. today what happened that was different this weekend is clergy members, we have teachers, we have moms, we have law enforcement, we have people in the media really listening to what's going on in their country and i think they're hearing what's going on and that's the sensibl
. for amber waves of grain. for purple mountains majesty above the fruited plane. america america. god shed his grace on thee. and crown thy good. >> our gaggle here was almost unanimous in naming that ad as one of the most memorable and effect of the campaign. that's saying something in a race where nearly a billion dollars was spent just in the presidential race. it's tough to stand out. they're all back with me now. what's interesting now, kevin and stephanie, you both picked that ad as the most effective and both of you on the democratic side and you picked the most effective ad on the republican side. here it is. >> he tried. you tried. it's okay to make a change. >> so. i thought that was interesting. respecting the other's work. kevin, you picked the america the beautiful. what -- >> i remember when that ad came out. previewed on a sunday morning and stephanie and i are both on "face the nation." first time i saw it on air and while it's playing, i'm thinking that's a very good ad. it's oftentimes to use a candidate's words against him. never used the singing against him. and -- >> b
in your own companies but in the well-being of america, there are a lot of patriots in this room and people who care deeply about not only your bottom lines but also the future of this country. you've shown that over the last four years, we've gone through as difficult an economic period as we've seen in most of our lifetimes, and we've emerged not yet where we need to be, but we've certainly made progress and the reason we've made progress in part has been because of the outstanding management and productivity and gains and efficiencies and xet i haveness that you've been able to achieve in each and every one of your companies. as i've said it to the small groups let me repeat it to the large group. i am passionately rooting for your success because if the companies in this room are doing well, then small businesses and medium sized businesses up and down the chain are doing well. if the companies in this room are doing well, then folks get jobs, consumers get confidence, and we're going to be able to compete around the world. the good news is that, despite the extraordinary cha
of the tan? >> newt gingrich has the contract with america in his portrait. >> and the crying. this is what i meant by the fact that obama helped him, because he allowed him to trim his sales get rid of the tea party complainers because now they say look the nation wants this. he looks like he's being broadly democratic for the best interests of the nation while shoring up his own, you know, particular interest there and he's been able to get help from obama to beat back the tea party. it's an ironic -- >> obama gave him -- >> he said the rich could pay. how about that? the rich would pay. >> obama gave him pow. >> we'll talk more about the rich paying. i think that you could say the president gave john boehner a political mulligan. how is that for golf talk, america? >> wow. >> who says i haven't been on the links? after the break, another cliff in town. the dairy cliff. talk lacto politics, the farm bill and social safety net with john harwood next. [ woman ] ring. ring. progresso. in what world do potatoes, bacon and cheese add up to 100 calories? your world. ♪ [ whispers ] real bacon...
's bring in bloomberg "newsweek" senior writer and is the author of "glock the rise of america's gun." the nra blamed everything but the gigantic number of guns in america a situation which they worked very hard to create. they blamed video games, music, nobody watches music videos any more. they had the audacity to roll out a new product guns for every school. that's good for business. are you surprised of the tact they took today >> yeah. even i was surprised and i've written about these issues for many years. i thought the nra was going to be conciliatory for at least a day two. the fact they went straight to the mattresses and declared war on everybody in sight from the media to political elites was surprising. and i think they've just chosen a strategy that they are going to preach to their base and go for the fundraising and that's what we saw today. >> paul, let's talk about one of the specific measures that's been proposed which is a reinstatement of the assault weapons ban from the '90s. i've been somewhat skeptical that's the right political approach because i think the bat
saying none of it will lead to change. >>> i'm s.e. cupp. i like red, white and blue. buy america. >>> no one likes last-minute holiday shopping. i have a gift for the sports fan who has everything. >>> will it be pink or blue presents under my family tree? it is not both. i have an announcement. hit follow and come along for "the cycle." >>> the mayans believe the world ends tonight. that's one way to end the fol follies of washington. the rivalry between president obama and speaker boehner is taking over d.c. rivalry, mayans, makes me think of basketball since the mayans invented the earliest form of basketball. >> no. >> it's a fact. >> it is thursday. of course i'm doing sports metaphors. what else did you expect? we start with the new york knicks and the nets. we'll get to d.c. too. so you know, really compromise in there. >> talks to the heartland, people, there. >> all right, guys. the last two times these teams met it was the nail bite we are fans not sure who would be ahead at the final buzz. on wednesday, the latest, knick star anthony returned to the hardwood coming off
is still viewed as a strength of america. i mean, yes, we can improve it, yes, we can improve our regulatory structure, yes, there's a lot of complicated regulatory issues, but that's still a strength. >> really? financial innovation? what have we brought the world? i mean, i don't know. >> we still have superior capital. we still have superior capital access in the united states and most parts of the world. >> i think the professor's completely right on both fronts. i think the real issues we face are the ones he's talking about, not whether jpmorgan should or shouldn't have found this $2 billion trade, whether or not it's too big. let me finish. lloyd's bank of the uk controls 33% of the deposits in that country. in new york city alone, we have 170 banks chartered, yes, some very big ones. our banking system is not as consolidated as other parts. i'm fine with paying to it. but as a distraction from the key issues of competitiveness, jobs, all the things you just said. >> because if we are seeing real slippage or concern in terms of our competitiveness, aren't these, if you look
, no other modern country gives corporations the unfettered power found in america to gouge customers, short change workers and elect barriers to fair play. that is the very real fiscal lif that american consumers and workers are standing at the precipice of. with me is syracuse university law professor and pulitzer prize investigative reporter, david johnson, who provides details on how big corporations use plain english to rob you blind. in his book, "the fine print." loretta sanchez, carmin wong-ulrich, and matt welch. so nice to have you all at the table. >> good morning. >> thank you. good morning. >>> david, i stole that cyborg a bit from your text. i thought it was useful. if we are going to call them people, the kind of people they are is not immoral but amoral, interested only in profits but willing to work with the law but in a ray that erodes what our capacities are. play that out for me. >> society is defined by its rules. what we have been doing quietly and without the news media covering it is rewriting the rules. the rules of competition are being thwarted or repealed. everyon
of like the denmark flex security, the idea that half of america's workers are not eligible for unemployment benefits, given that unemployment is the new normal even before the recession, periods at least is a failure of our policy to update. obviously there's portable retirement security that is going to be happening. >> i want you to respond to this because the historical context is that we had this strange historical contingency arrive, particularly from world war ii and in the '80s has been unraveling ever since, the provision of the things that in other industrialized democracies, the model in which you have a union bargaining with a big capitalist firm and you come to this internal social contract for the employees. right? we work for you and get things like health care and retirement and security and other things. now this relationship of employment is coming tomorrow a start. one of the things that you can do is go to the model that it is a provision of the state and that would lessen the blow to the content jent workers. >> and that would be an outgrowth that the mo
america and so do our chair people. half of our chairman will be women and minorities. and some of it is historic. we have our senior democrat be maxine waters on financial services. the chairman of what we used to call the powerful appropriations committee, that's just the beginning of it. women across the board in chairmanship. >> there's been so much made about christmas and the holiday that congress is notorious for taking it up to the last 11th hour and doing something to get out of town. do you want to respond to that? >> i think that's an irresponsible position. and again, we're waiting for the republicans to come to the table seriously. not to toy with the christmas holiday, but to let people have confidence to buy toys. the consumers are waiting to hear that markets are waiting for the confidence to hear that we're going to be doing something. and even these two weeks are vital weeks in terms of our economic growth and what we would like to see happen. people have to know that come january, they can pay the bills for what they bought in december and we want them to have
by the people. don't waste that power. >> this fight is for the united states of america. >> we choose to be born or are we fitted into the times we're born into? >>> welcome back to a special holiday edition of "morning joe." >> you're special. >> you should feel very special. >> enjoying your holidays? >> yeah, it great, all that togetherness. thank you for spending part of your morning with us. we're talking lincoln. >> wish the neighbors would leave already. >> are they over there still? >> yeah, they came over. >> do you know their names yet? >> not yet. i never met them. they're from -- hey neighbor. we let them in but -- >> hey, how are you, it's good to see you. then it's like i don't know your name. >> i'm going to buy them all tickets to my favorite movie of the year "lincoln," going to hand it to them on line, get them to unlock it. >> that's a good idea. >> this is a heck of a coincidence. steven spielberg directed film based on doris concerns good win's book "team of rivals," the film turned out to be talk of t capitol hill, and pundits expressing renewed respect for the a
in america and where you can buy one and what kinds of guns people are allowed to have, that all kind of goes out the window. people can just down load their chosen weapon at home and have it made manifests at their desk, as a fully functioning real-life weapon. we are not far off of that. what's that going to do to work on laws. we have faced technological changes to thinking about guns before. in the late 1980s, advances made it seem inevitable that gunman ewe factturer firms, like glock, for example, would start making fully plastic weapons. and since metal detectors and x-ray machines were and are a major part of how we keep guns out of places that they are not allowed to be in this country, the u.s. congress in 1988 passed something called the undetectable firearms act. it said basically, your gun has to be detectable in an x-ray scanner. it has to have the equivalent x-ray signature of 3.7 ounces of stainless steel, even if you take out the magazine and the stock and the grips. even with those parts taken off, the remaining guts of the gun need to have a substantial metal component. so
the urban vote. i love these codes. the underclass. they really are talking about america today. get used to it. those are the people that voted for president obama. americans. they're stunned because they hate obama and only talk to other republicans who also hate obama. get it? they're in this bubble and when the bubble bursts, they start to cry. >>> finally, let me finish with how the nobodies finally won, and this is "hardball," the place for politics. i always wait until the last minute. can i still ship a gift in time for christmas? yeah, sure you can. great. where's your gift? uh... whew. [ male announcer ] break from the holiday stress. ship fedex express by december 22nd for christmas delivery. by december 22nd if we want to improve our schools... ... what should we invest in? maybe new buildings? what about updated equipment? they can help, but recent research shows... ... nothing transforms schools like investing in advanced teacher education. let's build a strong foundation. let's invest in our teachers so they can inspire our students. let's solve this. >>> wow, president oba
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in urban areas and rural areas. and the fact is, the vast majority of gun owners in america are responsible. they buy their guns legally, and they use them safely, whether for hunting or sports shooting, collection, or protection. but, you know what, i am also betting that the majority, the vast majority, of responsible, law-abiding gun owners would be some of the first to say we should be able to keep an irresponsible law-breaking few from buying a weapon of war. i'm willing to bet that they don't think using a gun and using common sense are incompatible ideas, that an unbalanced man shouldn't be able to get his hands on a military-style assault rifle so easily, that in this age of technology, we should be able to check someone's criminal records before he or she can check out at a gun show. that if we work harder to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people, there would be fewer atrocities like the one in newtown or any of the lesser-known tragedies that visit small towns and big cities all across america every day. since friday morning, a police officer was gunned down in memphis, l
. and that was especially true today. i know there's not a parent in america who doesn't feel the same overwhelming grief that i do. the majority of those who died today were children. beautiful little kids between the ages of 5 and 10 years old. they had their entire lives ahead of them. birthdays, graduations, weddings, kids of their own. among the fallen were also teachers and men and women who devoted their lives to helping our children fulfill their dreams. so our hearts are broken today. for the parents and grandparents, sisters and brothers of these little children, and for the families of the adults who were lost. as a country we have been through this too many times. whether it's an elementary school in newtown or a shopping mall in oregon or a temple in wisconsin or a movie theater in aurora, or a street coroner chicago, these neighborhoods are our neighborhoods, and these children are our children.ner chicago, these neighborhoods are our neighborhoods, and these children are our children. and we're going to have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, r
. >>> that's not stopping him from wasting america's time. >> these are gyrations i've never seen before. >> tonight, congressman chris van hollen on the republicans in chaos. congressman elijah cummings and john garamendi on where the dems go next. >>> plus, abc's jake tapper took it to the president on gun control. >> where have you been? >> today the republican leadership was forced to respond. former vermont governor howard dean on the republican disappearing act on guns. and a preview of tomorrow's nra news conference. >>> and righties have their bogus war on christmas. >> santa, if you will, i understand you don't like to say happy holidays. why? >> tonight, i'll tell you about the real war on christmas and the people who stand to suffer for it. >> good to have you with us tonight, folks. thanks for watching. tonight washington republicans are wasting our time. republicans are supposed to vote on john boehner's infamous plan b at this hour. the house is in recess as republican leaders basically are scrambling to get all the votes. house speaker john boehner pushed for a vote on the
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